Full Time
80:00
7:30pm Sat April 29, 2017
Round 9 - Leichhardt Oval - Crowd: 13405
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FULL TIME - A very scrappy game with the Sharks outlasting a very brave Tigers side 22-16. Full wrap to come, thanks for joining us!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22-16

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OH DEAR - Forward pass!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22-16

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Fifita has dropped it... Tigers get one more chance but they need to make a lot of metres.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22-16

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Nofoaluma drops it! That might just be the game.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22-16

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Maloney sends the FG wide again! Tigers getting some really good field position but they just can't do much with it. Moses and Brooks must step up!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22-16

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Tigers' kicking game really letting them down! An easy turn over.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22-16

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ANOTHER ERROR! Cronulla just can't stay in control. Holmes with a poor play the ball and the Tigers have a full set.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22-16

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But the set does not amount to much. Fifita clears up the Moses kick.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22-16

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NO FIELD GOAL - Maloney pushes it wide! 7 tackle set Tigers.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22-16

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Fifita hits Liddle! Brooks now with the ball to Naiqama who is taken 20 out. Brooks kick is way too long! 7 tackle set Cronulla, look for the field goal here.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22-16

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Fifita comes up with the error now and the Tigers get it back 12 short of halfway.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22-16

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

No mistake and now the field goal comes into play!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22-16

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Chad Townsend. Kick to come.

Easy metres for the Sharks, Townsend puts in a chip in chase - NO ONE IS THERE and he regathers and scores! That is two tries where Tedesco would have been to clean it up!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 20-16

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Moses with a shallow stab kick on the last for Holmes who tries to beat them returning the ball but McIllwrick takes him.

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What a take by Suli! He has had a great game tonight. Official crowd tonight at Leichhardt - 13,405.

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We're still locked up at 16-all. 15 to go.

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Brooks sends it to Moses on the last who kicks for Nofoaluma who flicks it back in but the Sharks finally come up with it.

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Sharks making some good metres here, 10 out on the last, Maloney with a good kick but Naiqama watches it go out.

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Chee-Kam throws it out! Nofoaluma was not there. Both sides hindering their chances of getting the win with some key errors.

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Maloney with another error after being hit well in a tackle by Edwards. Tigers have the ball back!

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But the last tackle comes undone and Edwards seems to have dropped it...

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Penalty against Cronulla for laying in the play the ball. Is momentum about to shift? The Sharks were gaining ascendancy but some ill-discipline is hurting them tonight. Tigers 40 out.

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This time the Tigers are back to take the kick. Naiqama has the Leutele kick.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

ALL LOCKED UP!

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Valentine Holmes. Kick to come.

The Tigers let it bounce, Graham scoops it up and Holmes flies through to take his pass and score!

Wests Tigers 16-14

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BUNKER - Again... but Holmes flies through and this will be a cruel blow for Wests!

Wests Tigers 16-10

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL WESTS TIGERS: Penalty goal attempt by Mitchell Moses successful.

Another one for Moses. 4/5 tonight.

Wests Tigers 16-10

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Desperate defence Sharks, Taylor held out but now another penalty! They will take the 2.

Wests Tigers 14-10

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6 to go Tigers... Graham has dropped it after Nofoaluma tapped it back into the field of play.

Wests Tigers 14-10

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Beale takes the Brooks grubber and is forced in-goal!

Wests Tigers 14-10

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HELD UP! NO TRY.

Wests Tigers 14-10

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BUNKER - I've lost count of how many times we have gone up there. Ava Seumanufagai claiming one after the Leutele error gifted the Tigers field possession.

Wests Tigers 14-10

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TIGERS SCRUM! 30 out!

Wests Tigers 14-10

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Now Chee-Kam drops the bomb into Feki and the Sharks get the ball back.

Wests Tigers 14-10

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Poor kick on the last from Cronulla and Naiqama takes it on the full.

Wests Tigers 14-10

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Woods actually has a groin injury, but nevertheless will not be back.

Wests Tigers 14-10

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Latimore is over the line but drops it trying to score! Tigers JUST survive again. Josh Aloiai saves that one after holding up Heighington earlier.

Wests Tigers 14-10

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Moses goes for a 40/20 but it is out on the full! Coach killer. Tigers with 2 errors in 5 minutes to start the 2nd half.

Wests Tigers 14-10

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Holmes fires a magical ball to Feki and it is dropped. Wests hold on!

Wests Tigers 14-10

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Heighington has been held up but it is not over. Sharks still 10 out. A try straight after HT would be terrible.

Wests Tigers 14-10

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BUNKER - Yet again, we are up to the Bunker. Heighington is claiming one! Went up NO TRY.

Wests Tigers 14-10

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Maloney puts it high but Nofoaluma has it! He is still limping around and now Naiqama drops it 20 out from his own line! Tigers under immediate pressure.

Wests Tigers 14-10

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MASSIVE NEWS - TEDESCO AND WOODS ARE OUT FOR THE GAME! Naiqama will play FB, Lawrence CTR, Suli WING.

Wests Tigers 14-10

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Still no Teddy or Woods for the Tigers...

Wests Tigers 14-10

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KICK OFF! We are underway in the second half.

Wests Tigers 14-10

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HALF TIME - A gallant fightback from the Tigers sees them lead 14-10 at the break after trailing 10-2 early. Lots to come, stay tuned for the second half!

Wests Tigers 14-10

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Superb kick by Brooks trickles out 5 from the Cronulla line.

Wests Tigers 14-10

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL WESTS TIGERS: Penalty goal attempt by Mitchell Moses successful.

Moses kicks it and it is 14-10!

Wests Tigers 14-10

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Nope, the Tigers will opt for the 2.

Wests Tigers 12-10

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Tedesco will leave the field for a HIA test.

Wests Tigers 12-10

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Penalty Tigers 35 out from the Sharks' line, Maloney ruled to have taken Teddy high! If the Tigers score here...

Wests Tigers 12-10

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Feki is over? NO! He has gone out but that is a concern for the Tigers! They have looked great in attack... defence not so much. A bit shaky still. But they scrambled very well!

Wests Tigers 12-10

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Moses kicks it dead on the last!

Wests Tigers 12-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Mitchell Moses successful.

IT'S OVER! Tigers lead! What a turn around.

Wests Tigers 12-10

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Moses Suli. Kick to come.

Brooks goes to the left-edge and finds Suli. SULI GOES AROUND BEALE AND TOWNSEND AND IS OVER! WE ARE LEVEL!

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Beale penalised for being offside. Tigers starting to lift!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-6

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Brooks kick finds Holmes who finds good metres to start Cronulla's set.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-6

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Mitchell Moses unsuccessful.

Too much of a hook from Moses.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-6

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Aaron Woods has gone straight up the tunnel.

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Kevin Naiqama. Kick to come.

GAME ON! Great lead up work by Brooks who burns Townsend and finds Naiqama who scores!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-6

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PENALTY TIGERS... Moses shoots for touch and they begin their set 40 out. Great kick!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-2

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ALMOST A 12-POINT TURNAROUND! Bird is through off a Williams offload but now the pass is forward and the Tigers survive! What a game this has already been.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-2

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THAT'S EMBARRASSING! Woods ruled to have interfered with Gallen, who appeared to have taken a dive. What is this - English football?

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-2

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AGAIN! We are off to the Bunker for the fourth time tonight after Tedesco burst through with pure strength. Checking obstruction.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-2

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ERROR! Maloney drops it twelve short of halfway and the Tigers get a fantastic chance to get back into it!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-2

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Both sides continuing to exchange sets but that was a better set by the Tigers with Nofoaluma, Suli and Naiqama all contributing some metres. The kick on the last was a poor one though, easily handled.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-2

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Maloney puts a high ball up on the last but Teddy has it comfortably.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-2

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Good run by Nofoaluma gets the Tigers to halfway. Woods makes some good metres too and the Tigers are 35 out on the last. The kick down the field is not a good one, straight down to Feki.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-2

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Maloney now bursts through with his running game looking good early, gives it to Graham who drops it with a possible try looming!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-2

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Tigers struggle to make metres and Brooks kicks with Bird fielding it.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-2

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Last tackle, Holmes runs and gives it to Leutele who is held up over the line. Some serious concerns for the Tigers defence.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-2

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Townsend is now through but Tedesco has him 20 out!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-2

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by James Maloney unsuccessful.

Maloney misses it and the Sharks still lead by 8.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-2

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Sosaia Feki. Kick to come.

SHARP! Graham gets on the outside and that is awful defence, Feki is over!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-2

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BUNKER - 3rd time tonight, Feki looks to have scored out wide!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-2

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Brailey to Maloney to Townsend, Williams has it but Brooks has him this time.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-2

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Tigers need to hold them out...

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-2

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BUNKER - Graham has gone over but he has been held up.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-2

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Power set from the Sharks with Gallen barging through to give Graham good space to kick it on the last. Tedesco has it, plays it but NO ONE is there to take the play-the-ball and the Sharks are 5 out.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-2

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Maloney sends it over and the Sharks now lead 6-2.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-2

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Tony Williams. Kick to come.

WOW! Welcome back! Williams barges over Brooks. It started from a break from Leutele off the back of a Bird pass and the Sharks were 10 out. Williams shows his potential early and the Sharks lead!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 4-2

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Moses with the clearing kick and Holmes has it on his own 20.

Wests Tigers 2-0

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL WESTS TIGERS: Penalty goal attempt by Mitchell Moses successful.

No mistake! Opening points for the Tigers as Moses sends it through!

Wests Tigers 2-0

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It will be a penalty to the Tigers! They will take the 2.

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Brooks dummies and is tackled by Bird. Naiqama now sends it to Brooks who gives it to Seumanufagai who charges at Fifita. Now Naiqama has dropped it and Holmes is away... but the ref has called it all back!

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Wade Graham now penalised in the play-the-ball and the Tigers find touch 30 out.

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Williams has his first touch 6 metres out from the line and Maloney passes on the last for Leutele but he drops it.

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NO TRY! Knock on, Nofoaluma ruled to have dropped it attempting to ground the ball. Very good start from the Tigers, looking quick and full of energy!

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BUNKER: TRY? Moses throws a long pass to Nofoaluma who runs down the side line and might have scored after putting it on the foot.

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Maloney sends it high on the last but Nofoaluma has it and he finds Chee-Kam who almost breaks a tackle. Tedesco now has it. Very fast start to this one!

Brooks kicks, it's almost a 40/20 but Feki taps it back for Holmes.

KICK OFF!

Tough one to pick is this clash. The Tigers could very easily suffer a bit of a let down this week after getting up for last week's game against the Dogs while the Sharks will be keen to make amends for last week's loss. Still, I like the Tigers in an upset by 4.

For the home side, Tim Grant is out with JJ Felise taking his spot on the bench. Meanwhile, veteran Luke Lewis has been ruled out for the Sharks with Tony Williams named to make his debut for the Sharks.

Good evening and welcome to League Unlimited's live coverage of tonight's Tigers vs Sharks clash from Leichhardt Oval! The Tigers are purring after a 18-12 upset win over Canterbury while the Sharks will be looking to bounce back from a shock 16-12 loss to the Titans. Should be an interesting clash!

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Rohan Best, Tim Roby

Video Referee: Luke Patten, Steve Chiddy

WESTS TIGERS (16)
Tries: Kevin Naiqama, Moses Suli
Field Goals:
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Mitchell Moses (3/3)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (22)
Tries: Tony Williams, Sosaia Feki, Valentine Holmes, Chad Townsend
Field Goals:
Conversions: James Maloney (3/4)
Penalty Goals: